|The IGPX Action Reports Archive
|Episode 11 Action Reports
It's been 6 years since a semi-finals race occurred in the IG-1
Regular Season. This race would determine who was one of the
two strongest teams in this year's IG-1 race, giving them the ticket
to the finals match. This race allowed all who were in IG City to
teem with enthusiasm as this year's best match!
As predicted before the race began, River (who shocked everyone
with his move to Team Sledge Mama) was the first to advance
during the second lap. River played in the Forward position during
this match. River, who also enjoyed his first race in the IG-1 today,
commenced his chase on Takeshi (Forward) without hesitation,
getting a helping hand from Yamma (Midfielder). The fighting
between the two began in the air above the famous up-down on the
track. However, passing the spiral, Yamma coming from behind
covered Takeshi with his Inner Edge attack. Immediately after that,
to help Takeshi who was taking a defensive stance, Team Satomi
launched their caution sign.
There didn't appear from the outside to be any major damage to his
mech, but Team Satomi's "Running Skeleton" changed Takeshi's
right leg nonetheless. The race continued with Takeshi and River
duking it out 1 on 1. Not missing a beat, Yamma crossed paths with
Liz and came in ready for a fight. River until then was the main one
using direct attacks on Takeshi. As if holding it in for the whole
race, Yamma unleashes his Inner Edge on Takeshi, putting him on
the defensive. Takeshi was once again forced into a predicament.
But, Takeshi's maneuvers were different than before the pit stop.
The two Sledge Mama pilots continued their Inner Edge attacks
with fervor, but at last, Takeshi was able to grab hold of River's left
arm. Yamma kept his distance enough that he couldn't reach
Takeshi. River and Takeshi, who mere days ago were still officially
teammates, showed incredible might against each other for both
being newbies to the IG-1, spreading tension in the atmosphere as
the match continued. Takeshi then threw off River's balance and
switched to Speed Mode. River, seemingly unaffected, also
changed to Speed Mode. River aligned his mech with Takeshi's in
the main stretch and both passed the goal line at about the same
time. Officials had to be brought in to examine camera footage to
determine who won.
The victory was declared a with mere 0.008 seconds' difference,
and a distance of only 13 centimeters. Team Satomi's Takeshi
finished first. Takeshi jested in the interview after the race that he
honestly didn't think that Team Satomi could make it this far. Liz
commented with great confidence 5 days later as they awaited the
ever-approaching finals that "if Team Satomi didn't have any
prospects in the IG-1, they wouldn't have been able to get this far."
It seems that Team Satomi set their sights on the finals match even
before this semi-finals race.
How will Team Velshtein, who only made their opponents up until
now lose every match against them, do in the finals? There is not
much time remaining before the match. But from their very first
match against Team Sledge Mama, Team Satomi has advanced this
far. There must be an ever-growing fanbase awaiting how they will
perform in the finals. Let's look forward to the upcoming match that
will close out the 2048 IGPX season soon!
|Report #01: Team Satomi's IG-1 Semi-Finals Debut
-Takeshi and River were fated as Forwards to battle in this season's best bout
The final race bringing the 2048 IGPX Season to a close is upon us!
These past few days have seen many fans flocking to IGPX City,
and 3 hours before the start of the race, it was officially announced
that 1.218 million fans had gathered in the audience-a record for
this season. When the season first began, the team with the highest
odds of winning the championship was Team Velshtein, while the
team with the lowest odds of winning the championship was Team
Satomi. However, regarding Team Velshtein, who have won three
years in a row, Michiru Satomi, owner of Team Satomi, said this just
before the race: "We didn't begin the season expecting to battle in
the finals with the toughest team in the league. We'll focus on
winning the race rather than focus on winning against Team
Velshtein." Michiru Satomi later emphasized that they didn't see
themselves as challengers, but rather as racers in the final race. In
Team Satomi's third race of the season, which was against Team
Velshtein, all pilots retired in the first corner of the second lap.
Has Team Satomi been able to grow since that mess-up? There are
tons of doubts and expectations surrounding this race. The final
IG-1 race is about to begin!
|Report #02: The 2048 Season's Final Battle
-The invincible rulers of the IG-1 challenge the fortunate newcomers